Doctors in Beijing successfully replaced a 12-year-old boy's damaged second vertebra with a 3D-printed custom implant made from titanium powder. The boy, who had bone cancer, is now in recovery.
The body is expert at re-growing bone, but it doesn't always manage to get the right shape. Now, a team from Rice University has developed a hydrogel that could let clinicians grow bone right where they need to.
This impressive photo shows a curious behavior sometimes seen in wild giraffes called osteophagia. It literally means "bone eating."
Human bones are amazing—seriously, they're incredibly cool—but up until recently, it's been hard to engineer a synthetic material that replicates the super-strong structure of the real thing. Now, scientists in Germany are using a 3D printer to do just that—and it could mean a breakthrough for how we build everything…
Looks like there's a new candidate for most awesome supermaterial in town. Dentists may soon start fighting bone loss by covering our teeth in itty bitty nanodiamonds, making repairing teeth quicker, cheaper, and much less painful.
Neanderthals weren't smoking cigarettes. They weren't breathing in pollution. They weren't eating processed foods. They weren't dealing with pesticides. Nope. But apparently, Neanderthals still got cancer. This 120,000-year-old bone fragment reveals a cancerous tumor. Neanderthals, they're just like us.
A man has had the first ever 3D-printed skull-replacement fitted, swapping out a whole 75 per cent of the bone in his head for a man-made replacement.
While there's no way these would fly by Vegas standards, this set of antique, buffalo bone dice would be an incredibly cool—if not mildly creepy—way to add some character to any newfound gambling connoisseur's bag of tricks.
The idea of AfterShokz headphones seemed sweet—the bone conduction sports headphones could pump music through your cheekbones instead of your ears. But the original headphones sounded pretty weak, and they came in fourth place in our Best Running Headphones Battlemodo. Now the second generation is here, with a claimed…
When astronauts venture into space, their bones degrade because of the microgravity conditions they encounter. Currently, such bone wastage is usually diagnosed by scans—so NASA developed a new test which analyzes urine to spot bone loss in its early stages.
Don't let the hippies hear that wood may make a better artificial bone than titanium. We'll never live it down.
Feeble people of the world, rejoice, because the "magic mirror" will show your inner anatomy, demonstrating that below all my wine-and-tapas-induced bag of jell-o fat, there are some bones and muscles. Or so I think.
Although bone conduction is nothing new in headphones and Bluetooth headsets, not very many cellphones incorporate it into their feature sets. Pantech's KDDI A1407PT in Japan does have this bone conduction loudspeaker, and channels sound through your bones from your ear (or just behind your ear), which helps you hear…
Researchers in Japan have started using 3D printers to create replacement facial bones for patients. The new bones are made of alpha-tricalcium phosphate, which we're told is strong enough for bones, as long as they're not weight-bearing. Now, my limited medical knowledge may come from watching ER, but it seems…